Demonstrating the cross-disciplinary strength of its faculty, Fisher College of Business recently ranked fifth worldwide among universities for its research contributions to supply chain management. The composite ranking was released by The Supply Chain Management Journal and spans 2010 through 2014.

In addition to research from Fisher’s Department of Management Sciences, faculty members from the Departments of Marketing and Logistics and Accounting contributed valuable research that was reflected in the top-five ranking.

“This ranking is a testament to the collaborative nature of the research community here at Fisher,” said Ken Boyer, chair of the Department of Management Sciences. “As a faculty member, I am proud to see thought leaders from across all disciplines working together in their research to advance and elevate this vital industry.”

The ranking is derived from research published in eight top journals, including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management and the Journal of Business Logistics (JBL), which was founded at Ohio State in 1978. Walter Zinn, chair of Fisher’s Department of Marketing and Logistics, and Thomas Goldsby, the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business, serve as co-editors of the JBL.

“Our ranking as a top-five institution for supply chain research underscores Fisher’s commitment to the field and to future leaders in supply chain, which has long been an integral part of business education at Fisher and Ohio State,” Zinn said.